Dear Local Grower/Backyard Farmer/Value-added Producer, etc.,
We want to make attending one or all three of our farmers’ markets more accessible for those farming in Haliburton County. Please join us this 2022 Farmers’ Market season by applying to vend at 1-3 of our diverse markets. We are looking for local growers/growers associations to participate in a Community Agriculture Table. If you or someone you know is interested in selling vegetables, fruits, or something else grown or produced in Haliburton County please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At this time you are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $25 to the HCFMA. This $25 application fee includes 1 trial day at any of our markets (Haliburton on Tuesdays, Fridays at Stanhope or Saturdays in Minden). After the trial day, the community table (10’ x 10’ booth) will be offered at a discounted rate of $15 per market per day. There is no minimum number of dates required but vendors can sign up for multiple dates (up to, but no more than 5 per individual vendor) if they choose and if there is availability. Alternatively, if you are an association, the association can pay and cover the application fee for its members and organise its members to fill the community table for ‘X’ number of days if approved by the HCFMA board. If you are interested in applying as a regular vendor (no limit on days you can attend–please fill out a regular application form, located here: https://form.jotform.com/203544943276258
The new year is just around the bend and that means we are busy planning and preparing for the 2022 Market season! The HCFMA is especially encouraging of local agricultural producers, backyard growers, and anyone from Haliburton County who is growing or producing value-added products made from things grown or produced in Haliburton County to apply by clicking the jotform link here.>> https://form.jotform.com/203544943276258
The above application deadline is January 31st at midnight. We thank all for their applications but only those contacted will be accepted into the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market.
If this interests you, but you don’t feel you can commit to a whole season or a set number of dates; or you need support as a local producer, hang tight–because we’ve got something special in the works! The HCFMA is working on a community agriculture table offered at a reduced fee to encourage more local agriculture and to help promote and support local agriculture in Haliburton County. An application for this table will be available by early January, with a February 28th deadline.
In conclusion, the HCFMA aims to support a diverse and locally-oriented farmers market. That said, we welcome vendors from both inside and outside of Haliburton County to apply for the general market season by clicking the link above.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in 2022. Don’t hesitate to email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
What is time? So fleeting, and changing like the seasons. Speaking of seasons, fall is definitely here. With colder temperatures on the way, that means it’s time for farmers to bring in the last of their harvests to share with you, just in time for Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving also means that our season of Farmers’ Markets in Haliburton County, is coming to an end. There is one last market in Haliburton on Tuesday, October 5th, and in Minden, Saturday October 9th. Thank you so much for coming out this season, supporting local and supporting farmers and makers of all types! See you in the spring and don’t forget to pre-order your pies and baked goods for thanksgiving!
“For all you falafel lovers, just passing it along that we have two falafel days left for the season at Head Lake park in Haliburton: August 31 and September 7, noon to 4, rain or shine or until the bread runs out…..we also sell our falafel balls frozen…. cook in the oven, air fryer, stovetop, deep fry…..to tide you over.” – Edilicious
WHOAH! Its been a challenging year to say the least and we all can use a little help, right?! Thank you to the Haliburton County Development Corporation for your support of the Farmers’ Market this season – you have helped us to keep the market safe so that our community can continue to have access to healthy, local food! There are not enough thank yous for that, actually. Big virtual hugs all ’round!
Remember when farmers’ markets looked this way …? Today’s reality has put a dowright, dirty smack-down on the pre-covid, get-to-do-what-ya-wanna-do vibe of a farmers’ market. Traditionally, farmers’ markets have always been a place to congregate, grab a coffee, see a familiar face, sit and have a good ol’ chit-chat. Maybe even have breakfast or something super delicious for lunch. A place where a community comes together to support and celebrate its local food system.
Well, exit stage left that ideal farmers’ market vision and enter stage right farmers’ market version “2.covid”. Its a noticebly different scene: one that limits conversation, limits the distance between you and your neighbour, limits the number of your favorite people and pets you are bringing to the market… and the list goes on. We know it’s a hard go right now – and literally – its a hard ‘go’ as in ‘get in then get going’ at farmers’ markets everywhere. But folks, its for the sake of our safety, and that is a darn good thing.
Another darn good thing..? Despite the new rules®s of Covid-19, our community continues to visit us week after week to show their support for our hard working vendors and volunteers. And all while respecting our new norm of operations. Its crazy times people. Crazy times! So we want to say ‘THANK YOU’ for still supporting us, for your kindness and your patience as we all adjust to this farmers’ market version 2.covid.
We hope to continue to see you (albeit briefly!) at the market throughout the summer! Please check out our Covid Shopping Rules for more information about your visit to the market. Stay kind, and safe.
We will be opening on Saturday June 13th from 10am to 2pm at the Minden Fairgrounds!
Pre-ORDER from your favorite vendor or shop right at the market! See our Vendors lists for details. Some of our vendors who are not participating yet this season can also be reached to make alternative arrangements for orders!
COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be in place at the market!